(How can it help you?)
In former USSR…
(Which is the greatest program ever for sports)
…they would do single leg exercises with their athletes for the first FOUR years.
And take note:
These aren't normal athletes.
At that time, kids were doing gymnastics everyday pretty much of their life.
They would find the kids in every school who were best at gymnastics, and put them in a special school.
Those kids would continue to train in gymnastics until they become elite-level gymnasts.
And then they would say:
“Hey. We've looked at your body and the way you move. We think that you should be a sprinter.”
Then they would take that person, and start doing weights with them.
And guess what?
- They're not doing squats.
- They're not doing deadlifts.
- They're doing single limb exercises ONLY for FOUR years.
UNTIL they start to do the squat, the deadlift and the bench press and all these exercises.
Unfortunately, we're not at the level of those Russian gymnasts.
So there's no need to jump ahead.
We're leaving MOST of the improvement on the table.
In our previous post, we talked about how much your body can change as the size of the cup.
This cup will remain small until we nail all those isolated, smaller movements.
So the challenge for you…
- to get the result that you want
- to have the change in your body that YOU want
…is to work really hard at those isolated movements.
The way we do it at SMP?
We do movement screenings where we get you to film yourself and see:
“Am I doing it the same?” or
“Am I improving?”
So you learn to
- Practise perfect technique.
- Build perfect tension.
Then, the cup grows bigger.
We can put more amino acids in it.
- Your body changes quicker.
- You get better at these isolated movements.
- Then you start to do the cool stuff – deadlift, squat, and all the rest of it.
Do you have a specific process to manage all of these?
Or is it time to get some expert help?
Someone from our team will reach out.
The SMP Coaching Team